Drunk driver sent to prison
Marion man convicted of OWI homicide
Waupaca County Judge Vicki Clussman sentenced Allen D. Guse, 42, Marion, to five years in state prison and five years of extended supervision.
Guse was convicted Thursday, Feb. 16, of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
He was accused of killing Matthew J. Egerer, 35, Weyauwega, in a head-on crash March 14, 2015, on State Highway 22/54 in Royalton.
When Waupaca County Deputies Bryan Strobusch and Michael Richter arrived at the scene at about 2:20 a.m., they found a trail of debris leading to an abandoned red Ford F350 pickup truck in the south ditch. The driver had left the scene.
They also found a severely damaged maroon Ford Windstar minivan. Inside the wreckage they found Egerer’s body.
Shortly after 3 a.m., dispatch informed Strobusch that they had received a call from a man at the Eastside Mobil Express on Royalton Street and Tower Road. The caller reported giving a man a ride whom he had seen walking along State 54. He said the man was injured and bloody.
Waupaca Police Officer Nathan Nelson responded to the Mobil station and met with the caller. He told Nelson that the man had left the store on foot, heading north on Tower Road.
Strobusch later found Guse, walking through the CAP Services parking lot on Tower Road.
A preliminary breath test indicated that Guse had a 0.171 blood-alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit.
Guse was released from custody after he posted a $50,000 cash bond. As a condition of his release, he was prohibited from consuming alcohol and ordered to comply with the Soberlink program.
Soberlink is a digital breathalyzer that allows law enforcement to monitor people for alcohol consumption. If a defendant who is out on bond or probation tests positive or fails to comply, authorities are notified through email alerts.
On July 23, 2016, Soberlink reported that Guse blew a .048 BAC. He was subsequently charged with felony bail jumping.
On Thursday, Clussman also ordered Guse to maintain absolute sobriety and pay $11,880 in restitution as conditions of his extended supervision.